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Oslo Philharmonic / Mäkelä

Friday 7 June 2024
Großer Saal



Oslo Philharmonic

Klaus Mäkelä, Dirigent


Carl Maria von Weber

Ouverture zu »Oberon« J 306 (1825–1826)

Jean Sibelius

Tapiola. Tondichtung op. 112 für großes Orchester (1926)


Alexander Zemlinsky

Die Seejungfrau. Symphonische Dichtung (1902–1903)

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Picturesque in tone and full of ghosts

The fairy king Oberon, the Finnish forest god Tapio and Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid come together in a magical rendezvous in tone paintings by Carl Maria von Weber, Jean Sibelius and Alexander Zemlinsky. Zemlinsky's fantasy for orchestra »The Mermaid« is one of his most popular works today. The emotional intensity generally characteristic of his music reaches a climax here, as Zemlinsky deals with a failed love affair with Alma Schindler, who married Gustav Mahler instead of him. His fellow Viennese student Sibelius became an outstanding representative of symphonic poetry in Scandinavia. »Tapiola«, his last work of this kind, is inspired by the forest in both a scenic and mythological sense. Weber's »Oberon« overture appears like a miniature drama and shows him to be a tone painter of the highest refinement.

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